Vienna Cybercrime Trials – The implications of the Gal Barak sentencing
The judge in the Vienna Cybercrime Trials sentenced Gal Barak, the Israeli principal of the cybercrime organization around E&G Bulgaria to four years imprisonment. Without probation. In addition, €2.5 million were seized and confiscated and are available for restitution payments to Austrian victims. This Austrian indictment was only the first step in the fight of the EU authorities against Barak and his organization. The indictment against his wife Marina Barak has already been served. Further indictments and convictions will follow.